I love it. And Benny Green, yeah !
Hank is so fantastic , I love to hear his solos, each aspect of it, and the nice quotes from other songs. Never heard a better version of "Lullaby at Birdland" than this one.
And Benny Green, really nice to hear, as Dex said once: The very very.......slippery ......trombonist ..... Benny Green !
The only downer for me is the Gene Krupa like drumming of Charles Persip. Well, he was a big band drummer, but hear it is uncomfortable to hear that old fashioned use of the bass drum so you almost can´t hear the bassist. So, while Hank is so hip, that rhythm section with a Gene Krupa like drumming really sounds stiff and does not support the soloists, but forces them to keep in a certain direction.
In my case, I try to avoid to listen to this drum style, but its hard for me since a band is as good as the drummer is.......
Prcie drops on all
By Arrangement Telarc Jazz CD-83436 $6
Chet Baker / Jim Hall / Hubert Laws - Studio Trieste KICJ 2175 JAPAN/OBI $35
Dedications & Inspirations Telarc CD-83365 $5
Dialogues Telarc CD83369 no rear insert $5
Jim Hall Trio - These Rooms CJ 2297 $17
Jim Hall & Joey Baron - Conversations digipak ArtistShare AS0111 $26
Jim Hall, Geoffrey Keezer* - Free Association (digipak) ArtistShare AS0030 $15
Jim Hall, Joe Lovano, George Mraz, Lewis Nash - Grand Slam Telarc CD-83485 $5
Magic Meeting (digipak, Ltd) ArtistShare 0002 $22
Panorama - Live At The Village Vanguard Telarc Jazz CD83408 $6
Textures Telarc Jazz CD-83402 $5
Freddie Green - Mr. Rhythm KOC CD-8587 $10
Grant Green Reachin Out BLCD 760129 no rear insert $8
Grant Green Easy 942 311 025-2 $12
It is interesting that Carl Wilson, the organ player, seems almost exclusively played with Willis Jackson and nobody else. Did he retire after the Gator's death?